What causes partial or complete bowel obstruction in endometriosis?

Updated: May 10, 2021
  • Author: G Willy Davila, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Partial or complete bowel obstruction occasionally occurs because of either adhesion formation or a circumferential endometriosis lesion. Ureteral obstruction and hydronephrosis can result from endometrial implants on the ureter or mass effect from an endometrioma.


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